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How should I play the river after check-raising flop and leading turn?

I've started playing a strategy of defending my Big Blind with a reasonably tight range (15% approx). This strategy targets excessive c-cbets by check-raising the flop with a balanced range (value, ...
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Rake Deduction Logic

I am writing an Online Poker Game and I was wondering about how the Rake will be deducted for each hand in a cash game. I know there is rake percentage and rakecap concept and the rake is calculated ...
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Variant on Poker with 3 card deck

Imagine a 3 card deck consisting of J, Q, K. The two players are each dealt one card at random. Small blind is \$1 and big blind is \$2. What is the optimal strategy for small blind position and big ...
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There is straight on the board [duplicate]

On the board there is 8 9 10 J Q Player 1 has AQ Player 2 has J9 Player 3 has J9 Who wins?
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profit when 4 betting against a opponent who won't flat call

This problem is from the book "application of NL hold'em". From the book: Let’s now analyze the profitably of 4-betting with the intention of calling a 5-bet. To accomplish this, assume we win 12.5 ...
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What strategy to use when every round someone goes all in pre-flop

I was in the last 12 of a 45 player online tournament with a \$1.50 buy in, NL Texas holdem. I was switched to a new table and every single round someone would go all in pre-flop, this continued for ...
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Do tournaments with different sizes, but same proportions, require different strategies?

Does a tournament with 500 places in the money and 5,000 players require a different strategy than one with 50/500, or one 10/100? I see that in an extreme case in a tournament with 1/10, everyone is ...
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Can someone explain in simple terms what equity means?

I've seen examples where commentators mention that he has a good equity to make a call. I do understand what poker odds are. Can some one give a simple example to help understand what equity/fold-...
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Out of turn action

UTG is thinking. UTG +1 raises out of turn for 5BBs. He apologies and takes his money back. UTG, doesn't see that, UTG +1 had raised and he raises to 2.5BBs. Questions: 1) Does UTG +1 can just call ...
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Show hand in a HEADs UP situation to the raiser while playing MTT

playing a MTT: UTG goes ALLIN (35-40BB, it covers me). The action fold to me on the big blind. Can I show my cards to the raiser to get more information? Just want to know if I CAN do that or not.
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Poker tips backed by facts

I am looking for a list of quick poker facts similar to what WSOP (App) shows when a game is loading. For e.g. A player with a two pair at flops has a 16.7% chance of getting a full house. I am ...
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pot odds calculation [duplicate]

In an article about pot odds its written "You have the nut flush draw (nine outs) on the flop and the pot is \$4. Your opponent bets \$1. There is now \$5 in the pot (\$4+ \$1), and it is \$1 to call. The ...
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Facing a shove on an ugly river

\$5 Spin & Go on Pokerstars. You are currently heads up at 15/30 blinds. Your opponent is someone you've encountered a few times before; you have him provisionally categorized as "competent reg" -...
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Should I shove or 4-bet with AA

Playing an 8 player cash game where blinds are 1-1. People tend to bet aggressively on this table so a normal raise pre-flop would be from 6\$ to 12\$. I am UTG with a stack of 100\$. My cards are AA ...
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When to fold second best flush on the River (got three bet shoved and lost to full house)

Trying to figure out if I played this hand right or wrong, any input would be appreciated. Hero is in the SB and gets dealt QJ spades. Preflop Villain raises to 3BB from the cutoff Hero calls ...
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What to do if you are dealt AA at the begining of a tournament

Imagine you are in a tournament no rebuys allowed, you are on the big blind with AA and someone on early position pushes all in, should you take a chance on variance against a probably (AA, AK, KK, QQ)...
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Preflop and Flop action with KK

1/1 cash home game with mostly recreational players. Villain (~\$200) is loose (opens 80-90% of hands and generally will call opens prefrop with any 2 cards) but the table rarely sees 3-bets, and ...
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behavior at the poker table after a big bet

So I've seen this a couple times while I was not in the hand, but this recently happened to me in a 1/2 game and I got bet out of a hand where I had a good pocket pair. Hands starts like this: SB, BB,...
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Poker aggression - Flop, Turn and River

Given a low stakes NL Holdem game, statistics of 200+ hands are given as below. PreFlop aggression : 60% Flop aggression : 70% Turn aggression : 50% River aggression : 66% Win rate ...
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Please share you thought about my play. It looks like most likely I play to aggressive?
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I am not sure if this was played well or not? WHat do you think, how would you play this hand ?
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Poker hand analysis

NLH tournament in the money blinds 15 30 sb 1,950 J♠8♠ bb 1,889 K♠Q♣ Prelop sb bet 75 bb call 75 pot 150 Flop 6♣2♠7♠ sb 45 bb 175 sb call pot ...
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Pocket Jacks with two higher cards on flop

During the first hand of a cash game against an unknown opponent, I was dealt JJ and I raised maybe three to four BB and the villain who was big blind was the only caller. The flop was then a ...
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Hand analysis could you lay this down

Late in a tournament. Blinds at 25/50. Hero and villain are top two stacks and hero has villain covered. Like 6 or 8 handed. Preflop Hero UTG with Q♥J♥ raises to 70 I know that is ...
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Poker bankroll management in cash game [closed]

A player has a bankroll of Rs. 200 k and has 4 different ids on 4 different websites . He has to play only cash games and no MTT’s on all 4 ids every day . Playing cash games is his only profession ...
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Calculating Nash Equilibrium for HU NLHE push fold game

This question has been asked before here and here. But what i am looking for is the specific calculation methodology or pseudocode. Additionally my understanding itself of Nash equilibrium is this ...
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Probability of tie [duplicate]

what is the probability of tie and how to calculate it? How to determjne winning percentage
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Strategy vs Donkey Supreme?

How would you play against someone with a seemingly unlimited bankroll, going all in preflop with every single hand and rebuying max limit every time he lost? Seems like a dream scenario, yet I ...
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How should I play against a limpers?

How should I play against limpers? When I play online I play little aggressive so people start limping so how should I deal with this?
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Hand analysis no limit

1/2 no limit 6 handed All players are deep Pre flop Hero UTG Q♠J♠ opens for 5 CO calls BTN raises to 15 SB fold BB calls CO calls Flop Pot 46 T♠7&...
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Rules for Full house [duplicate]

How the full house winner is chosen. Best of five or the card user has? There was a scenario in a popular mobile app poker, where I had J, 4 On the board J J 4 7 8 I Guess, I have the best ...
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Related question on how many blinds does a better player need against a bigger stack. Say an amateur is heads up against a pro with a 4:1 chip advantage. Pro has 40 bb. Blinds are 1 and 2. Pro is ...
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HU you know your opponent will bet pre with any two cards - what should your range be

Based on this range answer of play top 70% against 100% it got me thinking. Pre your opponent will open or call 3x with any hand. Your choice is to open 3x, call 3x, or fold. Clearly you can ...
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Pre shove range

Say you want to play mathematical poker and you want to balance your pre shove range. A range where your opponent has shown strength. Either they came in for a raise and you are in position or they ...
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Straight hand in poker [duplicate]

Is it a straight if let's say you have a 3 and a 4 and down on the table are a K an A and a 2?
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Over pair in position

Cash game players like 40 bb Hero in button with K♠K♣ bets 2.5 bb BB calls Flop J♠8♥2⋄ BB leads out a little over 1/2 pot - 3 bb What would you do as ...
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How to deal with players always betting big post flop

I have been playing a lot of poker lately in a casino and am learning a lot. However there is one aspect of the game that gets me every time. So much so that I will usually leave the table and go ...
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Crazy Hand WSOP

tournament in the money sb 30 bb 60 ante 10 like 7 handed Pre hero sb deep has villain covered K⋄ K♠ bet 160 to go villain bb deep Q♣ T⋄ call 160 pot 370 ...
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Speculative hand with a lot of draws

Say you are playing 7♥ 8♥ in position and call a min raise pre. Flop comes up Q♥ 7⋄ 6♣ On the flop villain bets 1/2 the pot. How do you play it out? Both ...
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Folding with 3 of a kind on the flop?

I'm a decent poker player, but get pushed out of pots too easily and often don't know when to hold and raise. I had J 6 and the flop was JJQ giving me 3 of a kind. Well a guy raised \$80 (2-5 NL)and ...
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What is the formula in getting Outs?

I've been reading about outs and its hard to tell what is the exact formula for getting them. Is there a formula for calculating outs? I want to add a functionality to my app where players can see ...
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Erratum in “The Mathematics of Poker” [closed]

I think there is a little erratum in a computation p 79: the result of subcase c) should be 186.36 instead of 346.21. I didn't see that one listed in the official errata list (https://www.conjelco....
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Hand analysis - all in

This was on The Poker Guys and they titled it Train Wreck. This is WSOP Main Event 12 players left so you would expect better play. 6 handed. I think the BB is 200 plus antes. Kopp UTG deep ...
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How to play the hand

This is from Conscious Poker hand of the day on you tube. To me it is a fascinating hand. NLHE \$5, \$10 nine handed Pre flop Hero is in the SB with a stack of \$3800 with J⋄T♠ ...
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Straight vs Straight + Highcard [duplicate]

1s hand: J ♥️ 4♣️ 2nd Hand: J♣️ K♣️ Table: 1♥️ K♦️ K♥️ Q♠️ 10♠️ Who wins this hand???
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How to calculate probability of flopping a set (with pocket pairs)?

Building a poker program and would like to make sure I have my calculation correct. If a player is holding pocket pair, how does one calculate the probability of flopping a set (one card out of the ...
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odds and pot odds and when to bet what

I am wondering in what cases it is more profitable to play with your odds (for example bet 15% of pot when you have 18% winning odds) and when its better to give your opponent bad odds to call? Take ...
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General strategy shortstacked PLO cash games

I heard that playing shortstacked PLO in cash games can have a big advantage. Say ~50BB deep. I have a couple of question about this. How can this be a big advantage? What would be a good general ...